ANIMALS

Melsop Farm Park is home to a multitude of different animals for you to experience. The farm is designed to allow all visitors to have the opportunity to interact with as many of the animals at the park as possible as far as is safe.

The main groups of animals living on our farm are Sheep, Goats Pigs, Cattle, Poultry and Waterfowl.

Melsop Farm Park Rare Breeds

When visiting Melsop Farm Park you will be able to get up close to our collection of rare and native breed animals. From the Middle White Pig and Albion Cattle to the Norfolk Horn and Bagot Goat and many more, our wide range of rare and native breeds is one of the largest in East Anglia. 

The Rare Breed Survival Trust has five criteria for rare breeds, based upon how many registered breeding females there are left. The criteria vary for each type of animal.

Cattle

Gloucester

Belted Galloway

Albion

Goats

Bagot

Golden Gurnsey

Boer

Pygmy

Pigeons

Giant Runt

Norwich Cropper

King

Exhibition White Garden Fantail

Pigs

Middle white

Tamworth

Berkshire

Rabbits

Tri coloured Dalmatian Rex

Mini Dalmatian Rex

English Lop

Continental Giant

Mini Lop

Rodents

Guinea Pig or Cavy

Chinchilla

Degu

Fancy Mouse (Golden Satin)

Sheep

Ryeland, Coloured Ryeland

Leicester Longwool

Grey Face Dartmoor

Norfolk Horn

Balwen Welsh Mountain

Jacob

Castlemilk Moorit

North Ronaldsay

Boreray

Hungarian Screw Horn (Raka)

Ouessan

Cage Birds

Norwich Canary

Zebra Finch- Mutation

Budgie-Pet type

Black Cheeked Lovebird

Madagascar Lovebird

Princess of Wales Parakeet

Plum Head Parakeet

Swainsons Rainbow Lorikeet

Emerald Dove

Diamond Dove

Chinese Painted Quail -Pure Wild Type

Japanese Quail

Golden Mantled Rosella (Rubino Mutation)

Crested Bobwhite Quail

Roul Partridge

Rickets Hill Partridge

Common Hill Partridge

Blacksmiths Plover

Laughing Kookaburra

Indian Blue Peafowl

White Indian Blue Peafowl

Poultry & Waterfowl

Sebastopol Geese

Steinbacher Geese

Buff African Geese

German Pekin Duck

Hookbill Duck (Dusky Bibbed, White)

Indian Runner Duck  (Chocolate, White)

Call Duck (chocolate, white, apricot silver)

Slate Turkey

Crollwitzer Turkey

Norfolk Black Turkey

Royal Purple Guineafowl, Cochin (Partridge & Blue Partridge, Buff, Blue, white)-Largefowl)

Old English pheasant fowl  -Largefowl, Black Red Aracana- Largefowl

Norfolk Grey-Largefowl

Scots Dumpy (2 colours)-Largefowl

Silkie -Largefowl

Laughing Chicken

Blue Mottled Japanese – True Bantam

Pekin (Partridge, Columbian, white)-True Bantam

Sebright (Gold, Silver, Chamois) -True Bantam

Rosecomb (Blue & Splash)

Transylvanian Naked neck- Bantam

Chamois Poland -Largefowl

Spanish -Largefowl. 

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